RN Salary in Ohio - Nursing in the Buckeye State
As of May 2010, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that Ohio employs approximately 122,300 registered nurses. The average RN salary in Ohio is $60,590, or about $29.13 an hour. Ohio registered nurses with earnings in the bottom ten percent make less than $44,370. Those with earnings in the bottom 25 percent make less than $50,980. The median annual salary for RNs in Ohio is $58,720. Registered nurses in the top 25 percent make over $68,860 in this state and those in the top ten percent make more than $78,420. These figures are lower than the corresponding national averages with the exception of the 10th percentile which is slightly higher.
The majority of the registered nurses in Ohio are employed in the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor area. This part of the state employs about 28,530 RNs. The average annual salary for these nurses is $63,210. Those in the top 25 percent make more than $70,130 while those in the bottom 25 percent earn less than $54,590. The area with the next highest number of RNs is the Cincinnati-Middleton area which also includes parts of Kentucky and Indiana. This area employs 23,260 RNs at an average salary of $62,440. The top 75th percentile is $71,380 while the 25th percentile is $52,120. Both areas pay more than the average RN salary in Ohio.
After the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor area, the next highest paying city in Ohio for RNs is Columbus. This city employs 17,740 registered nurses. The average salary is higher than the average RN salary in Ohio as a whole at $63,010. Those with earnings in the top 25 percent earn over $73,140 annually. Salaries in the bottom 25 percent are less than $51,370. These registered nurse salaries will go even further here than in other parts of the state due to a lower cost of living. While the average cost of living in Ohio is 6.9% below the national average, the cost of living in Columbus is 10.8% below average.
One of the lowest paying cities in Ohio for registered nurses is Springfield, OH. This city employs about 910 RNs at an average salary of $54,930. Though this is much lower than the average RN salary in Ohio, some of this is offset by this city's cost of living. The cost of living in Springfield is 11% lower than the national average, or 4.1% lower than the state average. The median home in this city costs $79,700. The mean RN salary in Sandusky, OH is only marginally higher at $55,780. However, the cost of living here is 8.8% below national average.
What is the average pay for RN in Ohio?
The RN pay scale varies per state throughout the United States.
RN pay scale may also vary by employer.
An individual's compensation may also vary based on work experience.
Ohio RN Salaries
Ohio RNs earn an average of $58,750 per year.
Some RNs in Ohio earn up to $77,300 per year or more.
Ohio RN Hourly Wage
In 2008, the average hourly earnings of Ohio RNs was $28.25.
In some cases, RNs in Ohio earned up to $37.17 per hour or more.
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